Ceremony Options


Giving away

OPTION 1 (Groom) and (Bride) believe that their families are a very important part of their lives. Their families have always been there and they would like them to bless this marriage. (Indicate for family members to stand) Who gives this woman to be married to this man? (We do) Who gives this man to be married to this woman? (We do) As the family and friends of (Groom) and (Bride) you are here to express your love, hope and joy for this occasion. If you truly love them, you will never do anything to hinder their marriage, never speak against either partner, and support the marriage through good and hard times. Will you accept and support this marriage? If you do please say we will (We will)

OPTION 2 Traditionally it was the father or a male from the bride’s household who “gave her away” or “handed her over” to the grooms family. Today it is reasonably common for both mother and father to fulfil this role. Who gives this woman to be married to this man? (We do)

OPTION 3 You have your dear family and friends present here today and I would ask who comes here today to confirm and bless this union of (Groom) and (Bride)? ALL: We do.

OPTION 4 Now the moment has come for these two friends to contract their marriage before you, their witnesses. Friends and family contribute a great deal to a couple’s well being. (Bride) and (Groom) appreciate your presence here today and extend their love to you all. Our role as family and friends is to encourage and support them as they travel this new path of marriage. I would like to ask all of you if you are willing, now and always, to support and strengthen this marriage by upholding both (Bride) and (Groom) with your continued love and care? If so , please say, We are. Everyone replies: We are.

OPTION 5 Today, (Bride) will begin her married life with (Groom). But do not forget that your life as father and daughter will remain infinitely; you are bound by a lifetime of cherished memories, and hopes for the future. You will forever be to her a kind soul, a teacher, a friend, a father. Your hearts will not shift, but rather continue to grow. Dad, Do you present your daughter (Bride) for marriage, and in doing so do you share in this celebration with (Bride) and (Groom), giving your support and blessing to the union between them? Dad: I do

Introductions

OPTION 1 (Groom) and (Bride) are very happy to have all the people they love and cherish here today to celebrate their union. Most of you already know this loving couple and it is really just a public acknowledgement of their already truly committed relationship.

OPTION 2 The word “wed” is derived from the ancient Greek word for “pledge.” And that’s exactly what a wedding is, no matter what country it takes place in, no matter what culture its part of. To wed is to pledge yourself to another. There are few acts we perform that are more pure or more beautiful than the act of marriage. Marriage is the most solemn pledge we make in our lifetimes. The wedding pledge is to be true and faithful and loving to another human being. To wed is both the most basic of all human pledges, and at the same time the most sublime. Marriage carries with it the most solemn of promises, but it also embodies the potential for the greatest joy of human existence – the pure joy that flows from two hearts beating as one. There are few joys in life as deep or as long lasting as the joy that springs from the well of true love and a lasting marriage. We even have a term for it: soul mates. Two people, individual but at the same time inextricably a part of each other, so in-tune with the wants and the needs and the desires of the other that often words are not necessary. A mere glance between two lovers speaks volumes. If we are lucky, we find our one, true soul mate and this is how (Groom) and (Bride) feel about each other.

OPTION 3 (Groom) and (Bride) have come here to make public their love for each other, to give notice of their truth, to declare their choice to live and partner and grow together. They wish to declare this out loud and in your presence, making you a very real and intimate part of their decision and thus making it more powerful.This is the time that (Groom and Bride) have chosen to become husband and wife and ask you to witness their commitment as they enter this life affirming relationship.

OPTION 4 Marriage is the strongest bond the world has ever known. Marriage is a bringing together. It is a bringing together of two people, of two families, or two tribes, or two villages, or even two countries. Marriage is that powerful. Marriage is not something to be entered into lightly. Marriage is a pledge meant to last a lifetime. It has often been said that love transcends everything, that it knows no barriers and this is evident with our couple standing before you here today.

OPTION 5 (Groom) and (Bride) have invited you, their family and friends, to be here today to witness their declaration of love and commitment and to share their joy at being married. From this day forward, they will be husband and wife and they are honoured that you, their most cherished friends and family, have joined them to celebrate this great love they share.

OPTION 6 Dear friends and family , welcome! We are here to bear witness to the joining of (Groom) and (Bride) in marriage, to celebrate their love for each other, and to share the joy of this memorable occasion. (Groom) and (Bride) stand here before us to proclaim their love, devotion and commitment to each other. Marriage is one of the most important relationships that two people can commit to in their lifetime. Marriage offers great challenges but it also offers the reward of love and friendship. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. A marriage is not just a wedding, it is the joining of mind, body, spirit and hope.

Readings

OPTION 1: The Art of Marriage By Wilfred A. Peterson Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens, A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon. It should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

OPTION 2: This Day I Married My Best Friend This day I married my best friend ...the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest, as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best. ...the one I live for because the world seems brighter as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter. ...the one I love with every fibre of my soul. We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.

OPTION 3: I Promise By Dorothy R. Colgan I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect you as your own person and to realise that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own. I promise to share with you my time and my attention and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship. I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams. I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting. I promise to love you in good times and bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how, completely and forever.

OPTION 4: Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of its Love By Edmund O'Neill Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidante, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life. When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfil.

OPTION 5: Marriage is the Closest Kind of Friendship Marriage is the closest kind of friendship. Years of traffic wear away the lines between two souls with similar designs, ending more in unity than kinship. Separate actors must play separate parts: They must alone be riveted by need. Far beneath that soil a single seed Roots itself, tenacious in their hearts. In love there is a trust beyond the word. Each finds peace in each, as though the light Needed the tranquillity of night, Deeper than what silence can be heard.

OPTION 6: To Be One With Each Other By George Elliott What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?

OPTION 7: Love Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weakness. Love is content with the present. It hopes for the future and it doesn't brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things.

OPTION 8: WHY MARRIAGE? By: Mari Nichols-Haining Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person, With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body... Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, Who won't hold them against me, Who loves me when I'm unlikable, Who sees the small child in me, and Who looks for the divine potential of me... Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night With someone who thanks God for me, With someone I feel blessed to hold... Because marriage means opportunity To grow in love in friendship... Because marriage is a discipline To be added to a list of achievements... Because marriages do not fail, people fail When they enter into marriage Expecting another to make them whole... Because, knowing this, I promise myself to take full responsibility For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage Together we create our marriage... Because with this understanding the possibilities are limitless.

OPTION 9: Blessing of the Hands By Author Unknown These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

OPTION 10: Union by Robert Fulghum You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same. For after today you shall say to the world – This is my husband. This is my wife.

OPTION 11: Corinthians 13:1-13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

OPTION 12: True Love True love is a sacred flame That burns eternally And none can dim its special glow Or change its destiny True love speaks in tender tones And hears with gentle ear True love gives with open heart And true love conquers fear True love makes no harsh demands It neither rules nor binds And true love holds with gentle hands The heart that it entwines

OPTION 13: WEDDING PRAYER - Adapted . Robert Lois Stevenson (1850-1894) Lord, behold our family and friends here assembled We thank you for this place in which we celebrate For the love that it unites us For the peace accorded to this day For the hope with which we dream For the health, the work, the food, And the bright skies that make our lives delightful For our friends and family in all parts of the earth.

OPTION 14: Celebration - Rev. Carl Thitchener 2003 We celebrate the love that brought you to this day. With love that deepens through many years, may they know its meaning and its mystery-how we become truly one in sharing ourselves with one another, and yet, remain truly two in our own uniqueness. May your house be a place of happiness for all who enter it, a place where the old and the young are renewed in each other’s company, a place for growing, a place for music, a place for laughter. And when shadows and darkness fall within its rooms, may it still be a place of hope and strength for all who enter it, especially for those who may be entrusted in your care. May no person be alien to your compassion. May your larger family be the family of all humankind. And may those who are nearest to you and dearest to you constantly be enriched by the beauty and the energy of your love for each other Amen.

OPTION 15: On Your Wedding Day Today is a day you will always remember The greatest in anyone's life You'll start off the day just two people in love And end it as husband and wife. It's a brand new beginning, the start of a journey With moments to cherish and treasure And although they'll be times when you both disagree These will surely be outweighed by pleasure You'll have heard many words of advice in the past When the secrets of marriage were spoken But you know that the answers lie hidden inside Where the bond of true love lies unbroken So live happy forever as lovers and friends It's the dawn of a new life for you As you stand there together with love in your eyes From the moment you whisper ‘I do' And with luck all your hopes and your dreams can be real May success find its way to your hearts Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys But today is the day it all starts

OPTION 16: A Lovely Love Story - By Edward Monkton The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage. Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur. The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts. I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny. He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now. I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice. She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur. But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. He is also overly fond of things. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things? But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping? I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual. I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either. Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old. Look at them. Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs. And that, my friends, is how it is with love. Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together. For the sun is warm. And the world is a beautiful place.

OPTION 17: Beach Wedding Poem Standing beside this oceans tide, May your love always be constant and unchanging, Like these never-ending waves pouring beneath our feet, Flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea; Love came softly upon your hearts, Just like foam comes softly upon the sand, And just as there will never be a morning without this ocean’s flow, So there will never be a day without your love for one another, As today you pledge yourselves together forever. This love will be unchanging-dependable like the tides; Waters nourish the earth and sustain life, So to may your constant devotion nourish and sustain one another Until the end of time.

OPTION 18: Marriage Blessing May you love deeply, laugh heartily, practise patience, and smile often. May you dream together, grow, be crazy, give, give in, and trust to take. May you see many sunrises, listen to the rain, savour special moments, walk gently through the world and know its beauty. May you discover each other, listen carefully, and always have open hearts. May happiness be your companion, and together may your days be wonderful and long upon the earth.

Vows

PLEASE NOTE: To meet normal legal requirements we must place these words at the beginning of the vows. It is then your choice what you add after these words to create your unique vows. I will break these into small easy to remember sentences. (GROOM) could you please repeat after me: I call upon the people here present...... To witness that I, FULL NAME with MIDDLE NAME........ Take you, (BRIDE) FULL NAME with MIDDLE NAME...... To be my lawful wedded wife......... AND (BRIDE) could you please repeat after me: I call upon the people here present...... To witness that I, FULL NAME with MIDDLE NAME........ Take you, (GROOM) FULL NAME with MIDDLE NAME...... To be my lawful wedded husband........

OPTION 1 You are my one true love. I trust and respect you and will continue to laugh and cry with you, loving you faithfully through whatever may come. I give you my hands to hold and my life to share, for as long as we both shall live.

OPTION 2 Do you promise to love her, comfort her and keep her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep only unto her, so long as you both shall live? Groom: I do Do you promise to love him, comfort him and keep him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep only unto him, so long as you both shall live? Bride: I do

OPTION 3 (Bride) loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the woman you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love and cherish you through whatever life may bring us. (Groom) loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the man you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love and cherish you through whatever life may bring us.

OPTION 4 (Bride), I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in the highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life. (Groom), I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in the highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

OPTION 5 I will love you through the good and the bad, through joy and through sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. Together we will face all of life's experiences and share one another's dreams and goals. I promise I will be your equal partner in a loving, honest relationship, for as long as we both shall live.

OPTION 6 (Bride), from this day forward I promise you these things. I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I will remain faithful to our vows for better or for worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always. (Groom), from this day forward I promise you these things. I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I will remain faithful to our vows for better or for worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.

OPTION 7 (Bride) my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. (Groom) my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

Wedding Ring Exchange

It is traditional for a couple to exchange wedding rings after they say their vows. Since these rings are symbols of the marriage, the words said during a ring exchange should reflect the couple's hopes for their marriage. Here is some example wording to use during your ring exchange or ring ceremony:

Spoken by celebrant: We move now to a particularly visible and tangible symbol of the union taking place before us; the giving and receiving of the rings. The ring is our oldest symbol of love and marriage, like the love they symbolise, the rings have no beginning or ending, and they encircle their wearers gently and without breaking.

OPTION 1: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day. This ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am. Response: I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart.

OPTION 2: I give you this ring to wear with love and joy. As a wedding ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my (wife / husband) this day and forevermore.

OPTION 3: This ring I give to you as a token of my love and devotion to you. I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be as your (husband/wife). With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours. I give this ring as my gift to you. Wear it and think of me and know that I love you.

OPTION 4: I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my promise to be with you as long as I live.

OPTION 5: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you. Let it be a reminder that I am always by your side and that I will always be a faithful partner to you.

OPTION 6: Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honoured to call you my (wife/husband).

OPTION 7: With this ring, I thee wed, and with it, I bestow upon thee all the treasures of my mind, heart, and hands.

OPTION 8: (Name), I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love. Response: I will wear it gladly. Whenever I look at it, I will remember this joyous day and the vows we've made.

OPTION 9: I have for you a golden ring. The most precious metal symbolizes that your love is the most precious element in my life. The ring has no beginning and no ending, which symbolises that the love between us will never cease. I place it on your finger as a visible sign of the vows which have made us husband and wife.

OPTION 10: Because this ring is perfectly symmetrical, it signifies the perfection of true love. As I place it on your finger, I give you all that I am and ever hope to be.

OPTION 11: I place this ring on your finger, as a symbol of my love and commitment to you and our marriage. Please wear it with faith and trust that I will always love and respect you.

Conclusion Options

OPTION 1 (Groom) and (Bride), may you be blessed with many years of happiness and a shared peace. You have come here today to give the rest of your lives to each other. May your commitment to each other continue to grow in its depth and understanding. With each new day may you move deeper into the mystery which is the love that unites you both as one. May you be blessed with open hearts and clear vision, and may you be blessed by the love and friendship that your family and friends bring here to your celebration today. You have both come freely here today before your family and friends to state your commitment to this marriage. Now you have made these promises and you have exchanged the rings that symbolise your vows to all. You have made the declarations by law and have made a solemn and binding contract with each other in the presence of your witnesses, family and friends. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss!

OPTION 2 On behalf of your family and friends I would like to congratulate you both. May your marriage be blessed with love and peace, patience and understanding. Every day, keep sight of the pleasure and friendship that you share in each other’s company. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride! CONGRATULATIONS.

OPTION 3 (Groom) and (Bride) continue to enjoy the happiness that a loving partnership brings, and always keep sight of what has brought you here today, your love and respect for each other. Take time to rediscover your love and friendship every day and rest securely in this love. (Groom) and (Bride), we wish for you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride! CONGRATULATIONS.

OPTION 4 You have declared to each other, in front of your family and friends as witnesses, your deep love and commitment to each other. You have your community here offering their support to you. Take a moment to look at their smiling faces. May you call upon us in times of need and in times of celebration. It is now my great pleasure to affirm that your love is sacred, that your union is blessed.. May you be a source of strength, comfort and compassion for each other, and keep your hearts open to love and honour one another throughout your lives. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. I would now like to invite you to kiss and therefore seal the commitment that you have declared here today. CONGRATULATIONS!

OPTION 5 VERSE May this marriage be blessed With love, laughter, peace and happiness With love that supports and nurtures you And your family With laughter that fills your home And family life With a lightness and joy that is contagious With smiles that welcome and relax May you find peace in your space together And in time apart May true contentment and happiness be yours May this marriage be blessed With love, laughter, peace and happiness. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. I would now like to invite you to kiss and therefore seal the commitment that you have declared here today. CONGRATULATIONS!

OPTION 6 On behalf of your family and friends I would like to congratulate you both. May you increase each other’s joy in life, every day of your lives together. It now gives me great pleasure with the powers vested in me by the laws of this country to pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride! CONGRATULATIONS.